The Pointer, often called the English Pointer, is a breed of dog developed as a gun dog. It is one of several pointing breeds.
The Pointer has a median lifespan of 12.4 years in a UK Kennel Club survey. Pointers are fairly genetically sound as a breed. Some problems that can occur in the breed include hip dysplasia, cherry eye, epilepsy, and allergies. Most pointers born in Eastern Australia and New Zealand have had epilepsy bred out of them.